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CONTENTS Editorial Real Estate Options

Editor-in-Chief K. Vikram Rastogi


News 14 Asian Paints Owns 90.44% in Berger International Engineers' Groups Seek Action Against Architecture Council


Architectural Wonders 18 Top 10 Architectural Wonders of the World

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Editorial Board A. Ahmed A. Shah Babulal Jain M. Arora Editorial Team Jaywant Mehta Upendra Sharma Director, Marketing Vikrant Vikram Rastogi Director, Circulation Jayesh Vikram Rastogi

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Luxury 28 Outrageously Luxurious Penthouse Offering Views of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Living Room 30 Eccentric Living Room for a Family of Musicians Perpetual Relaxation Inspired by Igor Sirotov's Ocean Rocky House Delightful Chairs 33 Delightful Chairs With Quirky Characters

Designs From Italy Barausse Wave Living Dierre Petracer's Ceramics


Shrines The Duomo Hanging Temple, Wonder of Architecture and Religion


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Lamps and Lighting 48 Quick Tips for Choosing the Perfect Lampshade Choose a Pendant Lampshade that Compliments the Room Door Designer Sofia


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REAL ESTATE OPTIONS Commercial Versus Residential Commercial real estate in the country, specially in the bigger cities is witnessing a new driving force with the movement of the people in those parts. The cities are benefitting from the upsurge and many projects are being launched to meet the future demand.

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For those who do their home work well, investing in commercial property is a high adrenaline and high returns game that residential real estate investment cannot hold a candle to.

Residential properties have always witnessed a lot of investment but when it comes to commercial ones, people do seem wary. The companies are now emphasising on the good returns that commercial property can extend. Looking to the future prospects, it is always beneficial to invest in commercial property as returns are huge compared to other markets which are already witnessing stagnation. Nowadays, even professionals like doctors, auditors and lawyers are buying commercial properties for investment and self use. Net worth Individuals, however, continue to plug huge amounts of money into high-returns commercial property in the quest for better yield. Private bankers and wealth management firms confirm that their clients have actively started investing in commercial properties after remaining away in 2009 and 2010. These investors have bought into commercial properties because they seek assets that can protect their portfolios from inflation and stock market volatility. Even though investing in commercial property is a good option, it is not a child's play. There are many rationally priced options available, but one has to be very careful while investing as commercial real estate requires forethought, research and planning. The rental yield for commercial property is 9-12 percent. In contrast, the yield for


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residential property is much lower at 3-4 per cent. The demand for office space in India is likely to stand at around 20 million sq.m. over the next five years. If chosen prudently, commercial real estate lets you reap rich dividends. The possibility of diversifying one's portfolio, the sheer pride of ownership and the benefit of the long leases that typify commercial tenants are other reasons to look at commercial real estate investing. We do not only make a profit on the sale of appreciated commercial property because the rental cash flows of a well-located office or shop space is considerable. Unlike in residential property, the income that can be generated from commercial property is what determines its value. In other words, the capitalisation rate is actually the measure of the demand of the property. For those who do their h o m e w o r k w e l l , i nv e s t i n g i n commercial property is like a high adrenaline and high returns game that residential real estate investment can not match. But be it commercial or residential property, afford ability remains the key factor. With increase in prosperity, the demand for commercial and residential property is bound to increase tremendously. Real estate has almost acquired a status of industry in India as it plays a great part in the economy of the country. There is a lot more sense of optimism in the minds of the investors about real estate sector. However, the growth depends largely on government policies like reduction in home loan interest rates, availability of land at reasonable rates, control on inflation and introduction of a single window approval for projects.

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Asian Paints Owns 90.44% in Berger International In August 2013, Asian Paints informed about the acquisition of additional shares of Berger International Ltd (BIL), Singapore by APIL, Mauritius Asian Paints (International) Ltd (APIL) said that it owns and holds approximately 90.44 per cent shares of Berger International Ltd, Singapore — indirect subsidiary of Asian Paints Ltd. In August 2013, Asian Paints had informed about the acquisition of additional shares and voluntary unconditional cash offer for the remaining shares of Berger International Ltd (BIL), Singapore by APIL, Mauritius, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Further APIL had also announced their intention to acquire the balance 24.18% shares of BIL with an intention to make BIL a wholly owned subsidiary of APIL and delist from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”), The Closing date for the said offer is October 09, 2013 at 5.30 pm (Singapore time) or such later date(s) as may be

announced from time to time by APIL. The announcement has already been made on the Singapore Exchange Ltd by BIL. Further, BIL has no operations in India.


Engineers' Groups Seek Action Against Architecture Council NEW DELHI: Four groupings of professional engineers in the country have sought government intervention against an "erroneous" interpretation of law by the Council of Architecture (COA), which seeks to prohibit those not registered with it from providing architectural or related

and Justice and the Ministry of Human Resource Development in this regard. The move follows a public notice issued by the COA, wherein it had stated that any entity not registered with it as an Architect or a Firm of Architects cannot use the title and style of 'Architect' for practising this profession.

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It also said that any foreign Architect or Consultant, which was not registered with COA, cannot be appointed for architectural works without following the prescribed procedure.

Led by Consulting Engineers Association of India (CEAI), these groups have accused the COA and its members of trying to create a monopoly by illegally barring qualified professionals from providing architectural services.

Reacting to this public notice, the engineers' bodies said in a statement that the assertions made by the COA were misleading and "an erroneous interpretation of the Architects Act, 1972".

The engineers' groups, which also include Indian Association of Structural Engineers, Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) and Engineers Council of India, have written to the Corporate Affairs Ministry, the Ministry of Law

They said that the Act was "enacted merely to provide for registration of architects and for matters connected therewith by those who wished to use the title and style of architect".




Top 10 Architectural Wonders of the World We know about natural wonders of the world like the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, Niagara Falls and so on...But why not we think about the Man - Made Wonders. Lets talk about the absolute must-see buildings. The ones that will make your jaw drop and will have you asking, "how did they do that!?" Here is a list of "Top 10 Architectural Wonders Of The World"

1. Empire State Building New York City NY This art deco skyscraper stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years and now it's 12th. The empire state building is one of the world's most recognizable skyscrapers. Empire state building is one of the popular attraction in New York city. The tower has 102 storeys and was built in the 30s. There are two observatories, one is on the 86th floor, where you can see a breath-taking 360-degree view of the city. There is also a much smaller observation deck on the 102nd floor.


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2. Kogod Courtyard Washington D.C. The courtyard was designed to make visitors feel like they're outside, without having to deal with cold and rain. Thus, a roof was necessary to making the space truly useful, and the architects decided upon a wavy glass and steel structure, with glass panels set in a grid and supported by columns. There are several pools of water, which are only a quarter inch deep. They reflect the courtyard and can also be turned off to accommodate more people in the space. Adorning the courtyard are two 32foot ficus trees and 16 black olive trees, which are filled in with a variety of shrubs and ferns. The space is 28,000 square feet, and will feature free wireless internet access. it was Designed by Norman Foster, this elegant glass canopy was built as an addition to the museum and houses part of the Smithsonian's art gallery. It won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1999. It's over 28,000 square feet of glass and gives the impression of a floating ceiling. October -December 2013


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3. Panama Canal Panama Panama canal is a man-made canal that remains one of the most impressive engineering feats of our time. Panama Canal links the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It was built as a travel port and has had an enormous impact on shipping between the east and west. Each year over 14,000 vessels pass through its concrete tunneled walls. The canal has been enormously successful, and continues to be a key conduit for international maritime trade. The canal can accommodate vessels from small private yachts up to large commercial vessels. 20

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4. Red Ribbon Qinhuangdao China

In Qinhuangdao, China the Tanghe River Park features a new installation of a red steel bench that runs for half a kilometre through the park. The Red Ribbon project is th winner of American Society of Landscape Architects award and was also selected by readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine as one of the seven new wonders of the architecture world. This knee-high red steel bench acts as a viewing place for the area's lush vegetation and diverse species. The challenge of this project is to protect the good

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ecological condition of the site and to ensure safety hygiene accessiblity and attractiveness, allowing people touse the site as an urban park. This "red ribbon" provides seating, environmental interpretation, lighting and displaying of native plants.


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5. Hoover Dam Border of Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam, originally known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. Hoover Dam is one of the world's largest hydro-electric generating stations. Hoover Dam is one of the most jaw-dropping sites in the US. The dam is named after America's 31st president, Herbert Hoover, who played a large role in bringing the nearby states into agreement about water allocations, settling a 25-year controversy. One more great thing about this dam is it was completed ahead of schedule. Construction began in 1931 and finished in 1936. Two years ahead of schedule and well under budget. 22

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6. The Channel Tunnel aka The Chunnel, Europe

The Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel,is a 50.5-kilometre undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent in England with Coquelles, near Calais in northern France beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. The Channel actually consists of three tunnels bored in the rock below the seabed of the Channel. Two of the tubes are full sized and accommodate rail traffic. In between the two train tunnels is a smaller service tunnel that serves as an emergency escape route. There are also several cross-over passages that allow trains to switch from one track to another.Today, trains roar through the tunnel at speeds up to 100 miles per hour and it's possible to get from one end to the other in only 20 minutes!

7. CN Tower Toronto, Ontario, Canada The CN Tower is the world's tallest building as well as Canada's most recognizable icon. The tower is the centre of tourism in Toronto. From the top of the tower you can view the breathtaking view of downtown Toronto. Things to do in the tower include walking on glass floor, eating over 1000 ft above ground at the revolving 360 Restaurant, watching a movie about the construction of the CN tower and of course enjoying the view. It is also a centre for telecommunications in Toronto.

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8. Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco CA Arching over the Pacific ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge links San Francisco to Marin County . The Golden Gate Bridge is acclaimed as one of the world's mostbeautiful bridges and with its tremendous towers, sweeping main cables and great span, it is a sensory beauty featuring color, sound, and light. The Bridge can be a very busy place, particularly during the summer months. Pedestrians can walk the bridge to get sprawling views of San Francisco's harbor. Historically, it's also one of the most photographed bridges in the world.

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9. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art. It was designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and built by Ferrovial. The museum is located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. It is built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Atlantic Coast. The exhibitions in the museum itself change often, the museum hosts thematic exhibitions, centered for example on Chinese or Russian art. The museum features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists. The circular body is signature to the architect and was built to showcase the museum's pieces in a unique way. It stands alongside Spain's magnificent Nervion River.

10. Burj Khalifa United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490 acres) development called Downtown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. The tower's architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea. In March 2009, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project's developer, Emaar Properties, said office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft (over US$43,000 per m²) and the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, sold for US$3,500 per sq ft (over US$37,500 per m²). He estimated the total cost for the project to be about US$1.5 billion. The project's completion coincided with the global financial crisis of 2007–2012, and with vast overbuilding in the country; this led to high vacancies and foreclosures. With Dubai mired in debt from its huge ambitions, the government was forced to seek multibillion dollar bailouts from its oil-rich neighbor Abu Dhabi. Subsequently, in a surprise move at its opening ceremony, the tower was renamed Burj Khalifa, said to honour the UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his crucial support.

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Outrageously Luxurious Penthouse Offering Views of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean


ocated in the W Tower in Park Tzameret in Tel Aviv, this outrageously luxurious penthouse occupies three levels and offers expansive views of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Sea. According to the project developers, Sky


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Penthouse includes 6 meter-high ceilings and water feature in the lounge area, private internal elevator, an indoor swimming pool, glass floor terrace overlooking the lounge, three further bedrooms and bathrooms plus maid’s room (all

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controllable from your iPhone). A private rooftop pool offers an unconventional outdoor entertaining spot for the inhabitants. Glamor is the main attribute defining the interiors. During day time, there is a large amount of natural light flooding the rooms through the giant windows on each level. As the sun sets, artificial lighting takes over, with stunning visual effects. An array of colors and textures give the place its impressive dynamics; it’s as if we are looking at a massive party zone awaiting guests, rather than at a cozy crib.


Eccentric Living Room for a Family of Musicians

The creative team Geometrix Design recently completed the design of a challenging room, serving as a parlors (special living room area) for a family of musicians. Here is the press release we were sent from the architects: "Our main tasks


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were: to think out a storage system for musical equipment, books, and other belongings without making the room even more narrow, to provide a place to sleep, and some room for rehearsals and giving lessons.

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We decided to break the geometry of the room, thus getting rid of the habitual dead-end planning. The wall with a TV was decorated with feltlined panels (felt is a very good soundproof material); between the panels mild local lighting was built-in and the wall itself was designed in such a way that it makes impression of lightness. The central part protrudes with regard to the basic wall, and mirrors are attached to the lower and upper parts of the wall, which makes you feel like the wall suspends. The color continuity can be changed with the help of a LED strip, so the warm, restrained colors of the room can be altered any time.

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Perpetual Relaxation Inspired by Igor Sirotov’s Ocean Rocky House Kiev-based architect Igor Sirotov sent us images of a concept residence he envisioned on a rocky ocean coast. Especially designed for enthusiastic people with a love for nature and its many manifestations, the house displays a sober exterior, similar to the roughness of the neighboring stones. In contrast, the interiors inspire a feeling of perpetual rest and cosiness. The house consists of two parts: one "in" the rock, and another "outside" the rock formations. Nevertheless light is a major asset of the project, especially due to the windows in the ceiling. Each room comes with its special ocean views. Materials used for the construction are stone, wood and glass, a mix which can achieve an organic merge to any environment.


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Delightful Chairs With Quirky Characters Romanian designer Irina Neacsu launched a fresh collection of chairs with character at the Cote Deco section of the famous Parisian event Maison&Objet, that marks a new direction in the evolution of her brand, thecraftlab. Mr Him and Ms Her went to Paris, together with the characters from the Seasons series, the traditional couple Draga and Dragu, and the urban fashion duet Miss One and Miss Due. Each characterchair is unique, manually personalized through already known textile mixes and techniques that characterize the brand. “The new designer website will carry on two product categories: unique products collection, that already represent the brand, and a new group of products, series, that works with print on textiles techniques after original illustrations signed by Irina herself. All chairs of the first category can be both purchased and ordered with personalized elements, as duplicates are possible with keeping the unique character of the design. The newly introduced category allows duplicates in medium and large series and imply lower prices�, explains designer Irina Neacsu, founder of thecraftlab.

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Wave Living

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Our Editor in chief Mr. K.Vikram Rastogi at the Duomo, Milan, Italy

THE DUOMO The Duomo is deeply rooted in the portion of urban land which, starting from the 3rd century A.D., formed the Christian religious center of Milan, Italy developing on top of ancient basilicas and baptisteries. The Duomo, in addition to being an artistic monument, is a privileged place of prayer. The cathedral is closely bound to the memory and the Magisterium of Bishops, who succeeded Saint Ambrose on the bishop's throne, and to the history of millions of devotees who gather here each year to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries. The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese, which holds a symbolic function of exemplarity as to the life of worship in the city and in relation to the activities of the Diocese. The liturgical activity is the true soul of the Cathedral: the Duomo is the heart of the liturgical tradition which, reminiscent of the figure of Saint Ambrose, is a manifestation of the concrete form with which the apostolic tradition has taken root and developed over the centuries in the Church of Milan. 38

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In the Duomo, daily liturgical prayer is experienced in the multiplicity of its expressions: not just the celebration of the Eucharist, but also, thanks to the constant presence of the Metropolitan Chapter, the Liturgy of the Hours, as preparation for and prolongation of the Eucharist. The liturgical prayer of the devotees is the soul of the Cathedral which, in all its representations, above all through the countless works of art that it has been preserving for centuries, is called to live and bear witness to the loyalty to the Gospel of Christ, in the very heart of the city.

1. Architecture in the Duomo The Duomo is a unique monument in the vast scenery of Gothic cathedrals. Gothic architecture originated in France. The first example of the organic and rational use of separate structural Gothic elements in a new decorative and static system, signs of which could already be seen in the churches dating back to the period of Romanesque maturity, is the reconstruction (ca. 1140) of the abbey church of Saint Denis, commissioned by the Abbot Suger. Soon, the Gothic cathedral building sites of Ile-de-France spread throughout France, Germany and Bohemia and later to England and Spain. In Italy, Gothic developed in the central regions almost one century later, mainly in Tuscany and Umbria, but with more balanced structural features and with a decorative display of the subjects that was less dramatic and less redundant in its expressive forms. October -December 2013

SHRINES major cities of the stable and flourishing kingdoms and princedoms beyond the Alps. The new typology required the use of a different material: marble, which Gian Galeazzo guaranteed the supply of by placing the quarries of Candoglia at the Fabbrica's disposal. For the Duomo site, these were the decades of greatest splendor. It became the place where different European cultures blended together, in a lively space of exchange of different ideas, experiences and manual abilities expressed by workers coming from the regions whose boundaries were marked by the Pyrenees and the Carpathians. During those years, the European labor force experienced the massive immigration of thousands of workers from north to south in order to give their contribution to the construction of the Milanese cathedral, which for this reason can be considered the most European among all Gothic cathedrals.

In the second half of 1387, Prince Gian Galeazzo Visconti decided to personally oversee the project, in order to affirm the political prestige of his Signoria in Europe, making the Duomo the universally recognized status symbol of his rule. He therefore established the Veneranda Fabbrica to design and erect the Cathedral, which was to be built like the solemn and inspired grand churches that rose in the capitals and October -December 2013

The Faรงade When it came time to finalize the Duomo's structure and formal definition, the architects surely did not neglect the faรงade, whose design was still very far from what was in the process of being built. For many years, the faรงade of the basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore was used as a temporary solution, which the new cathedral would have progressively replaced by demolishing it as work progressed. When St. Carlo arrived in Milan (1565), the construction of the Duomo had reached the fifth span and the nave was still closed by the faรงade of Santa Maria Maggiore. There is no evidence of a drawing by Pellegrino Pellegrini during the episcopacy of Carlo Borromeo, even if the matter of the cathedral faรงade had surely been outlined by the archbishop during his meetings with his trusted architect. 1590 marked the beginning of the "Roman39

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style" season, expression of a classical architectural language which, in adherence with the choices of Carlo Borromeo, underlined the loyalty of the Ambrosian Church to the Apostolic See in a time when Protestant pressure at the borders of the Milanese diocese was very strong. However, at the same time, it contradicted the principle of "conformity with Gothic," which the Fabbrica had always consistently honored. The completion of the faรงade dates back to the years of the Kingdom of Italy during the Napoleonic era and is owed to the initiative of Napoleon Bonaparte himself. The king's wish, expressed at the eve of his coronation and in the decree of June 1805, introduced to the project Amati-Zanoja who, with the aim of preserving the architectural structures that had already been built the pillars that line the faรงade dividing it into five sections, the main and side portals, and the four windows of the upper order - placed upon them a typically Lombard gabled crown, corresponding to the decreasing course of the inner arches. Three large ogival windows were then inserted in the three central sections together with a passageway featuring suspended arches that dip near the sloping brim of the roof. Presented on January 1st, 1807, the project became operational. Works were completed in 1813. The current faรงade, fruit of the eclectic mixture of many projects, underwent further work with the modification of the embrasure, which completed it in 1932. The Spires The profile of the Duomo, which can be seen silhouetting against the background of the city - even from far - becoming its essential symbol, features one 40

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SHRINES hundred and thirty-five spires. The spire is a typical element of Gothic architecture, especially ecclesiastical, for the immediate and inspiring charge of spirituality that it transmits as it soars toward the sky. It was conceived not so much as embellishment but rather as an element participating in the static structure of the architectural whole. In fact, with virtually non-existent axial weight on the perimetric buttresses, the spire weighs on the latter above the point where the cross vaults meet, thus contributing to containing the horizontal thrusts that would tend to divaricate the bearing structures. With this function in mind, spires were initially modest in height, quite thick - at times more similar to a turret or small belfry - and compact, and with a sturdy section. It was only at the end of the 12th century that static and decorative effects were combined. With time, it took on soaring lines becoming pointed and elaborately decorated, with the addition of niches, pediments and small pyramids and, at times, statues. Only the Duomo of Milan features such a large number of spires: one hundred and thirty-five. They are featured not only along the perimetric buttresses, but also atop each internal vertical bearing structure (pillars) and on the entire dome, where with an elegant game of static balance, they form a crown around the main spire, the one that supports the Madonnina. The spires are rich with ornaments and statues of every size - of which there are more than 1,800 - niches and openwork, giving it a particular plastic effect that increases with the variable vibration of light-and-shade. Most of the spires are 17 meters tall. However, there are shorter ones, such as those rising from the four pillars of the dome. Sculpturs in the Duomo Like all Gothic cathedrals, since the very beginning the Duomo of Milan has been designed to convey, with its architecture and decorative elements, the message of Christian salvation. In the vast scenario of the Duomo's architecture, sculpture has always had a particular function and is extremely important. It is divided into ornamental sculpture, highreliefs and full-relief figurative carvings. The statuary (consisting of 3,400 statues and more than 700 figures inserted in the marble alto-relievo) that embellishes the capitals, the vaults, the marble face, the October -December 2013


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SHRINES faรงade, the large windows and the 135 spires, symbolizes the image of Heaven. Here, patriarchs and prophets, martyrs and saints portray our eternal destiny as people delivered from sin by the Sacrifice of the Cross, guided by the Virgin Mary, who rises above the highest point of the temple. The statue collection is not only a distinguishing feature of the Duomo but also a record: it has in fact been added to incessantly for six centuries and is the only continuous evidence of sculptural activity at a cathedral site that has uninterruptedly, year after year, produced statues in keeping with the cultural atmosphere of each historical period. Sculpture in the Duomo must be regarded as the main sign of the varied production of Middle-European masters who arrived in Milan during the first fifty years of existence of the Fabbrica and worked together with local carvers in order to contribute to the construction of the church. For this reason, this Cathedral is the most complete and significant showcase of seven centuries of Lombard sculpture. The sculptors, however, had to resort to many devices when challenged with such a majestic building. In particular, the necessity to view the cathedral from below had to be kept in mind. This required the masters to emphasize the proportions of the different parts of each piece of work, increase or decrease the volume and plasticity of the forms, and adapt the bodies and their postures. During the post-war period, many sculptures, especially the most important, were moved to the Duomo Museum, where they can be better admired and are organized according to a highly picturesque sequence. Ornamental Sculptures This term identifies all the sculptural works of various shapes and sizes that complement the Duomo's many architectural and structural elements, and constitute its aesthetic integration and perfection, thus contributing to the Cathedral's characteristic and distinctive appearance. The words "ornamental" and "decorations" are used for linguistic simplicity: when we speak of the Duomo of Milan, each sculptural expression contributes to the whole of the Cathedral, the worldly image of the New Jerusalem. Kilometers of modeled and carved ribbing along with countless leafy and molded profiles accentuate the vertical structures, thus emphasizing their upward and lightness effect. The outer perimeter, the terraces and the 135 spires are adorned with thousands and thousands of ornaments, each different from the other. Among them are over eight hundred 42

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SHRINES pillars, the immense 16th century altars and the monumental presbytery, where sculpture is expressed in many ways, materials and techniques. The History of Stained-Glass Windows This art, which originated in the regions of France and Germany at the end of the first millennium, spread following the gradual reconstruction of the church of Saint Denis by the Abbot Suger. By allowing light - the symbol of God - to shine through the large colored windows decorated with figures and illuminate the faces of the devotees gathered inside the church with the story of the revelation, Suger gave life to a new structural scheme, creating a distinct architectural typology to which the success of Gothic style is owed. This change led to the replacement of the continuous stone wall, which marked the boundary of the abbey church, with a "wall of light" consisting of vast windows opened between sturdy buttresses aligned with the inner pillars. The art of stainedglass making continued to develop in the three centuries that followed, leading up to the triumphs of Chartres, Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle in Paris and many other French cathedrals, spreading along the Rhine. It then reached Italy through Germany and Switzerland in the 13th century and arrived in Lombardy only at the end of the 14th century. In Gothic cathedrals, catechesis was delivered not only through preaching but also by way of sculpture and, above all, large illustrated windows, which replaced the function of wall paintings. Stained-glass windows became the ideal means for passing the main themes of Christian Revelation on to the believers, with its theological principles and the models of life represented by the stories of the Virgin and Saints. By telling a story, the illustrated window thus became a true Biblia Pauperum - a pauper's Bible - thanks to its ease of reading, its appeal and the colored lighting. The Duomo's First Stained-Glass Windows At the Duomo site, the art of stained-glass went hand in hand with the story of its construction. In fact, while work was being carried out on the northern sacristy, the matter of closing the windows with stained-glass panes arose. And so, in 1404, windows were commissioned to a group of mostly Lombard painters. Supervision of the execution of sample stained-glass windows was entrusted to a Lombard painter of the time, Michelino da Besozzo.

trefoil corbels crowning the Duomo's wainscots, consoles and canopies for statues, large cages, flat and rampant embrasures with their abundance of parapets, miniature pyramids, knots and foliage, and flying buttresses, while the spires feature a multitude of pediments, falcons, rosettes, and Stained-Glass Making Techniques niches. A stained-glass window must be seen as a composition of variously colored body-tinted glass tesserae. The tesserae are The richness of the interior decorations centers on the assembled and arranged on top of an under-painting that is extremely high and original capitals that top the large cluster either outlined or shaded using a grayish-brown siliceous October -December 2013


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mixture, a technique known as grisaille or brunaille. The design is then permanently bonded onto the glass medium by way of kiln-firing at temperatures ranging between 450째 and 600째 C. The tesserae are later joined together according to the original drawing using lead profiles to form a rectangular or mixtilinear panel that is usually set in a metal frame for stiffening and support. The frame is then fitted in the large window and is usually externally protected by special netting or, if more dependable conservation is required, protective glass. The Illustrated Stained-Glass Window In northern-European Gothic cathedrals, in addition to preaching, the announcement of the word of God and the teaching of the life of the Virgin and Saints was visually left to statues and, above all, to the art of illustrated stained-glass windows. This was a true innovation in which the bishops recognized a new pastoral tool for conveying to believers, through the fascination of color and light, the main themes of Christian revelation and, with them, its fundamental theological principles. In northern-European Gothic cathedrals, in addition to preaching, the announcement of the word of God and the teaching of the life of the Virgin and Saints was visually left to statues and, above all, to the art of illustrated stained-glass windows. This was a true innovation in which the bishops recognized a new pastoral tool for conveying to believers, through the fascination of color and light, the main themes of 44

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Christian revelation and, with them, its fundamental theological principles. The magic of the stained-glass window, which had already been sporadically used in ProtoRomanesque and Romanesque architecture, though poor in chromatic registers, is at the basis of the insightful change brought about by the Abbot Suger of Saint Denis, the church of the kings of France. It is thanks to the perception of the Benedictine monk that we owe an array of static solutions resulting from the reconstruction of his abbey. Clustered columns, buttresses and rampant arches, which until then had been small in size and used only occasionally in Romanesque churches, were, for the first time, organically inserted in the vast spatial system created by ogival arches with the purpose of forming their bearing frame. This was the beginning of a new structural system that produced the bold and imaginative architectural style that brought fame to Gothic cathedrals in the three centuries that followed. The Restoration of Illustrated Stained-Glass Windows Glass is a solid featuring a structure similar to liquid (unstable liquid) that degrades over the centuries due to the presence of water (rain, fog and humidity). Among the most severe reasons for decay one must also consider the effects of anthropic action (fine dusts, polluting and aggressive gases, acid rain, traffic vibrations, etc.), natural causes (vibrations and leaching produced by wind, rain, fog and earthquakes) and the installation of flora consisting of fungi, lichen and mosses and bacterial colonies. Before embarking upon restoration, it is necessary to be familiar with the overall context described above. This includes carrying out specific chemico-physical tests as well as attaining broad knowledge as to the origin of the glass panes, the period of execution, the maker - or shop - that produced them, indications provided by the various essayists of the time, and any changes in location or restoration they may have undergone. Also, one must not neglect the history of the building containing the stained-glass window and its microclimate, the material it is made of and the condition of the opening to which the pane must return. October -December 2013


Career at Arch Academy I am appearing for class 12 this year and interested in taking Design Education. Can I know the application process & eligibility criteria for same? ARCH conducts an All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED), for admission to its various Under Graduate courses. The students can appear for AIEED Examination in both online & centre based test format. In January 2011 the ARCH team constructed & conducted the first Online Entrance Examination for Design in India successfully and, to date the first and only design institution in the country doing so. The application forms will be available from 15th November 2013 onwards. Candidates who have appeared for or cleared 10 + 2 can apply. I want to go abroad for a degree in Design but find the cost too prohibitive. Is there a more cost effective equivalent option available to me? Arch offers 8 BTEC programmes in Design & is the only approved Pearson Edexcel centre in India that offers & run these many. ARCH Academy of Design awards Edexcel BTEC (Business and Technical Educational Council) Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Art & Design qualifications allowing students to study at ARCH, and then if desired, take the opportunity for progression to a select International University and get an International Degree in only one year. This brings down the cost tremendously. Additionally you may progress to a degree in select Universities in India too and bring down your costs even more dramatically. I am looking for a course in Graphic Design. Are research opportunities there too? Supported by a state of the art infrastructure including an Apple Mac Lab an important benchmark for industry based learning, the teaching methodology at Arch is research oriented. ARCH offers a 4 Year UG course in Graphic Design and a 2 Year professional course in Design Communication both Edexcel BTEC. International exposure & research opportunity is provided to the students through its linkages with IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes) and ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) where you can get a chance to present research based papers. I am a graduate and want to pursue a course in Management or Design. What choices are available for me at ARCH? It depends on your inclination; Design courses offered at post graduate level in Design include a professional course in

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Design Communication and Lifestyle Accessories Design. These specialized courses in Design help you in building on your creative aptitude. Also, there is a 2 year course in Design Management (a relatively new area) with a strong foundation in Design coupled with an Edexcel BTEC Level 7 programme in Strategic Management and Leadership. Also available is a separate one year Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. Both the above can progress to Post Graduate Degree (MBA) in 4 to 6 months at any UK University with whom ARCH has progression agreement. The same can be achieved with selected Indian Universities who are Edexcel partners. I am interested in taking Design as a Career but can not do long programs. Do you offer short professional courses? We offer vocational qualifications which are work-related and are suitable for a wide range of learners and is built to accommodate the needs of employers. These are more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. Majority of these programs are being certified by International bodies like Edexcel & LCCI International Qualifications from Pearson, which are among the best recognised and most highly regarded Art & Design and business-related qualifications in the world. I want to become a social entrepreneur. Can education in design help me become one? Design education in today's world means more than just designing products. It is about transformation and change. Our full time 4 Year Programmes enable you to become change makers & thought leaders. The courses have inbuilt entrepreneur modules running at all the levels to nurture the spirit of enterprise lying within you. What kind of experience will I get as a Design student at ARCH & Jaipur? Since Jaipur is a thriving student city, the college experience at ARCH is more than just classes. It's is about discovering and developing an understanding of the culture while getting exposed to the art, craft and talent of the local creators; understanding and contributing in real ways to the evolution of sensibilities through the study and practice of Design. Jaipur is popularly known the world over as the 'Pink City. Glimpses of the glorious history of Jaipur are visible in its crafts, city planning, royal artifacts, colorful culture, and splendid forts. Jaipur today is a hub for industries connected with craft export, jewellery, block printing, textiles etc. There is lot for young design students to learn and explore. 45

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Hanging Temple, Wonder of Architecture and Religion The Hanging Temple, located 65 km southwest of Datong, is a temple built into a precipice (75 m above the earth) of Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi Province. The Hanging Temple is said to be built by a monk named Liao Ran, during the lateNorthern Wei Dynasty (386-534 AD). It is renowned

not only for its location on a sheer cliff but also because it includes Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian elements. Along with the Yungang Grottoes, the Hanging Temple is one of the main tourist spots and historical sites in the Datong area.

SHRINES Architectural design In apparent defiance of gravity, Hanging Temple is an architectural wonder with ingenious design. A unique mechanical theory was introduced in building the temple's framework. Wooden crossbeams were halfinserted into the rock as the foundation, while the rock in back became its support. Therefore, the main supportive structure was hidden, and the Hanging

Temple appears to be a castle in the air seen from below. Main constructions More than forty halls, rooms and pavilions can be found in the temple. Passing through the temple gate, one can reach a twostoreyed building. As the stele pavilions and the gate towers, two tall buildings stand face to face in the yard. There are two bell and drum towers on both sides of the temple gate, and they are square side pavilions. The principal building among them is the Sanguan Hall, the Sansheng Hall and the Sanjiao Hall. Religious culture Interestingly the Hanging Temple is dedicated to not just one religion, but three, with Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism all worshiped within it. Inside the temple, the sculptures of Sakyamuni, Confucius and Laotzu appear together, which is unusual. There are about 78 vividly carved statues made of copper, iron, terracotta, and stone.

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Quick Tips for Choosing the Perfect Lampshade Every room in your home is enhanced with beautiful light and illumination from natural means like sunlight to artificial means such as lamps and lighting fixtures. When choosing the perfect lamps for your interiors do you ever consider what type of lampshade will look best with the setting? From pendant lampshade fixtures that hang above your dining room table to floor lamps that grace your favorite reading chair, here are quick tips to help you choose the perfect lampshade for your home.


Choose a lampshade that compliments the colors in your room Your living room, bedroom and any space that requires illumination should be looked at as a whole when it comes to choosing lampshade colors. Whether you want your lights to be the focal point of the room – then choose bold colors that will stand out amongst other decor. For a more subtle approach use neutral tones in lampshade colors.

Pick a lampshade that is the right combination for its base When looking for the perfect lampshade, look at the base and lampshade as a pair. Depending on if you have a tall and slender or a wide and broad shade will help you choose the right shade. The lamp shade should be low enough to cover the switch just slightly, but not too low that you have to reach up under it to operate the lamp switch.


Decide how your lampshade will fit in your interiors Before you get too concentrated on how the lampshade looks, don’t forget to look at the space it will go in. A bedside table lampshade could need a smaller profile if a bedside table is small or if there isn’t a lot of space to get in and out of the bed freely. While a floor lamp next to a wingback chair may afford a wider profile for its placement in your living room.

Determine if your lampshade is for ambiance, function or both Every lampshade that you put in your home doesn’t have to be just for function. While it’s obviously nice for your lampshades to diffuse the light from the light bulb to create a relaxing ambiance, the color of your shade can make a difference as well. Using allwhite decor in your home, especially in lampshades will give you maximum illumination. Consider using light toned shades for more light diffusion into the room and use darker shades to create a mood or ambiance in your space.

Safety first when it comes to choosing the right lampshade After you have chosen the lampshade you like, ensure it fits proper distance from the light bulb as all light bulbs give off heat. The size harp can adjust the lampshades, which is the metal arms that extend from the saddle of the lamp to hold the lampshade. Another way to adjust the distance is to use a variety of sized fitters that sit above the light bulb to ensure the lampshade sits adequately for safety and to prevent your lampshade from burning.


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Choose a pendant lampshade that compliments the room Pendant lampshades have come a long way over the years in interior design. There has been a return of large print, dynamic colors and broad profile lampshades reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s when large graphics and color was huge in design! Bring these elements into your dining room pendant lampshade. Ensure your dining table mimics the similar style to compliment the fixture.

Bring lampshades into unconventional rooms in your home When looking for the right lampshade, remember that lamps can go in your bathroom, basement or laundry room to add ambiance and to create an aesthetic that wasn’t once there. In many modern homes, designers are using pendant drum lampshades to create a focal point over a free-standing bathtub. If you have countertop area in your laundry room, why not place a small lamp as a “nightlight” or ambiance when walking by a dark laundry room? The right lampshade can make all the difference in unconventional spaces. October -December 2013


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Make a statement with your lampshades or none at all When considering the right lampshade also look to your room to determine if you’d like to make a statement or would prefer your lampshades to blend into the surrounding decor. Complimenting colors and fabrics used on furniture can be the inspiration for lampshades that share the same color palettes as textiles, wallpaper, accent rugs and throw pillows.

Make your own lampshades for a custom look In our modern world of social sharing the ability to make DIY projects customized for our own tastes has never been better! If you are crafty why not make or embellish your own shade with ribbon, crocheted rosettes, fabric, or other adornments for a unique look that will only be found in your home!

Choosing the right lampshade shape for your lamp If you want to replace your current lampshade for another, take into consideration the different shapes available. From a drum/cylinder, floor, empire, coolie or the traditional bell type will help set the design style in your room. Many lamp manufacturers can help you choose the right one by choosing a base and they will give suggestions of what shape will fit best.


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Our Philosophy Sofia was created to improve people's homes and, as a result, people's lives by organising a wide variety of different collective and domestic settings in a beautiful and functional manner. This is achieved by listening to the needs of each individual designer and client, capturing the multiple style trends of the contemporary world and transforming them into concrete, versatile and very special solutions: beyond time, in every space.

Our Reality Sofia is an international company, in terms of both its size and culture, with a diverse character that combines the great industrial tradition of Russia, German technological innovation and Italian creativity and excellence. A wealth of personal skills and cultural excellence that come together in one company, with a high-end 100% computerised production process, exceedingly high quality services and excellent relations with partners.

Continuity Design by Vicente GarcĂ­a JimĂŠnez & Cinzia Cumini: A collection of high-end hinged and sliding doors with anodized or varnished aluminium profiles. The aluminium profiles come in a wide range of colours and can be paired with wooden or glass decorative panels so that you can add a truly unique feel to interiors.

Mystery System Design by Sofia Doors Lab The Mystery System allows you to move the door along the wall and leave the doorway open or closed. The sliding mechanisms are hidden inside the door structure. The only part that can be seen is the thin metal bar which the door runs along silently and gently. The decorative aluminium track is available in two colours, which means you can pair it with Sofia's range of door coverings.


Valka Vasu Energy: Lighting the Path Ahead India's largest lighting company Valka Vasu Energy Pvt. Ltd. is a pioneer in lighting industry to have implemented the concept of total quality management. It operates in business areas of

residential, retail, industrial projects, hospitality sector, public lighting and government tenders. Company's well known brand Valka is a reputed brand name in compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), LED lights, Decorative Lights, Ceiling Fans, Table Fans, Pedestal Fans, Geyser, Solar and other lighting products. Fancy lights and others are in the list of innovations. The company specialises in the manufacture of CFL's which save energy upto 80% and hence, are cost effective. In the past 50 years many houses have been built but the number of transformers has not increased proportionately. The use of CFL reduces not only the electricity bill but also saves power faults and tripping. The use of CFL also helps reducing global warming as well.

lighting and home appliances and is an ISO 9001: 2008 & CE certified diversified electric company focused on improving people's lines through timely innovations. This fast growing lighting company is geared up to provide total lighting solutions to its customers.

Valka is a part of practically every Indian's life. As a global leader in lighting, Valka is driving the switch to energy efficient solutions. The company has an excellent pan India distribution.

Valka Vasu Energy Pvt. Ltd. provides advanced energy efficient solutions. For all segments road lighting, office and industrial, hospitality and home. Launching with a comprehensive product range, the company is capable of catering to

The company believes that this success could not have been possible without the cooperation and the extended support of its valued partners. Very soon the company is going to launch solar lighting products and invertors.


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BUILDING MATERIALS and experience , creating added value in buying, selling , communication and training of staff in resale. To its clients, construction industry professionals , distributors BigMat offer a range of high quality products , both for construction and for renovation.

BigMat launches a revolutionary system for the construction of wooden roofs which is based on the use of pre-assembled modules , complete with all the layers of the roof in full compliance. Modules that integrate and prepare all the functions of the

BigMat , founded in 1981 , is the first European brand of independent distributors of building materials , present in Belgium, France , Italy, Spain and the Czech Republic with 819 outlets for a total of 405 members. BigMat , in Italy since 1994 and now has over 120 members and 186 outlets with a turnover of almost 600 million euro ( 2.3 billion euro in Europe ) . In Italy , it is the point of reference in the field of distribution of building materials, has the aim of increasing knowledge October -December 2013

roof, both internal ( lighting, sound , sockets and switches, roof windows ) and external (antenna , life line , photovoltaic panels) . at MADE EXPO 2013 in Milan will be presented with a new exclusive destined to set the pace in the world of hi-tech materials made of wood. The stand of 320 square meters , in fact, the visitor will find building materials selected among the most innovative on the market of wood and better technology - to guide designers and all those involved in building chain in all phases from the final inspection assistance at the construction site . 55

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Kasha Interior Creating Beauty with spirituality

Kasha Interior (Aparna Art and Crafts) was established in Jaipur in the year 2007. The company has two partners, Mrs. Aparna Malpani and Mr. Anil Malpani who are managing it in a truly professional way. The company imports all types of handicrafts from Thailand, Indonesia and South East Asia. Kasha Interior has the largest and unique collection of wooden items, panels, vases, paintings, dry flowers, artificial flowers and plants, Buddha panels, wall murals and other artifact products. The company does the interiors of hotels, government offices, flats, bungalows, showrooms, malls etc. An interior is the natural projection of the soul. Kasha provides an environment where art becomes life and its different and unique artifacts, wall murals, paintings, candle holders, vases and other decorative items come alive. The services of the company include distinctive furnishing and accessories and free interior designing. Mango wood is a natural wood that was extensively used before the 56

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introduction of teak or rose wood. To celebrate this original furniture material, Kasha has introduced a range of artifacts and figures in tumultuous hues to enhance the appeal of the lonely, rich brown wood. With the use of Kasha's products, you can add spiritual treasure to your soul and spirit by displaying the beautiful hand-carved pieces of Buddhism in Jom hining space. Kasha's contemporary collection of vases has a wide range. It includes a large range from rustic ceramic vases to modern art glass vases. October -December 2013


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STONE ARTISAN PARK TRAINING INSTITUTE A Noble & Best Initiative for Revival of Traditional Art Stone Artisan Park Training Institute (SAPTI) continues its successful journey at Ambaji & Dhrangadhra in Gujarat, now for almost three years in operation, in providing specialised skill development courses in stone sector mainly to students of BPL/SC/ST/OBC categories so as to bring them into the main stream and provide them with gainful employment. It also moulds the trainees to be entrepreneurs by providing self employment opportunities. Training is conducted with emphasis on practical exposure which includes power point presentations, case studies, interaction with professional & experienced personnel of the industry, live and practical projects as well as visits to nearby units. The courses offered are: Four month on Machines for Stone Craft, Four month on Stone Sculpting and One year on Stone Enterprise Development.

Godra, Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Mehsana etc. for enrolment in the current batches. Emphasis is also given on personality development of these by way of lectures on motivation, English and computers including sessions on AutoCAD. The Planning Commission announced special awards in education and skill development training for the first time in March, 2013. These ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards 2013 were awarded by Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon'ble Union Minister for HRD on 9th April, 2013. Stone Artisan Park Training Institutes (SAPTIs) won the award "Education National Excellence Award 2013" under the category of "Vocational & Skills Training - Best Government Initiative".

The training is imparted free of cost with the facilities of free boarding & lodging, course materials and tools. In addition, a stipend of Rs. 100=00 per day of attendance is also provided. Employment is assured and guidance for self employment is provided with hand holding for all pass out students. The training programme after due diligence has been outsourced to a service provider - Stone Technology Centre (Training Division) of Jaipur who have been instrumental in developing the course curriculum & syllabus. Extensive research has gone into formulation of the faculty manuals, case studies, project work, practical's and power point presentations. All the courses have been approved by Gujarat Council for Vocational Training (GCVT), Ahmedabad. SAPTI has also collaborated with NID, Ahmedabad and IICD, Jaipur for design inputs and CED, Ahmedabad is involved in subjects like Marketing & Entrepreneur Skills, self employment, subsidies & loan finance. The courses are regularly upgraded and efforts are on to include other special courses on Quarrying and Processing and Preservation & Restoration of Stone Monuments. Stone Technology Centre (Training Division) has been pursuing publicity and promotional campaigns in the interiors of the state by way of personal meetings with the principals of the local schools, important persons in the villages, pasting of posters and display of banners along with distribution of leaflets at strategic points. These gigantic efforts have resulted in students coming from Morvi, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Surendranagar, Junagarh, 58

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K. Vikram Rastogi, President, Stone Technology Centre (Training Division), Jaipur and Coordinator, Service Provider (SAPTIs) an internationally known stone technologist with vast and rich experience of more than 35 years in stone field has played a major role in bringing these two institutes to national prominence. Actually he worked behind the scene in developing the course curriculum & syllabus and conducting extensive research before formulation of the faculty manuals, case studies, project work, practical's etc. He continues his relentless efforts to make these two institutes as Centres of Excellence in the field of vocational skill development training in stone sector. The aforesaid initiative of Government of Gujarat shall go a long way in fulfilling the Social Objectives of the State Government. October -December 2013


Ecosism has conceived an innovative building system for constructing eco-friendly buildings capable of generating energy savings of upto 80% compared to traditional system. The innovation of Ecosism system lies not in the materials but rather in the construction method, that is, in the way of putting together and using materials that have been employed for decades in traditional building. The idea at the basis of the system is that the insulating

function should be integrated into the masonry during its construction and not applied on site, as under the traditional system of external insulation, It is in fact necessary to entrust the quality of the finished product to certified, guaranteed industrial production, rather than to increasingly unskilled labour. The idea that makes the Ecosism module unique is the threedimensional steel mesh which ties at the base of the whole system. Constructed with galvanised steel wire, which enables it to be simply and rapidly adapted to every desired shape, this mesh serves to form a module that fulfils three function:- a) at the sides it receives the insulating materials October -December 2013

to be placed inside it; b) in the empty space it receives the supplementary armature and concrete: c) it performs a support and anchorage Function for the finishing materials. The modules are made to measure according to design specifications and assembled on site following a precise assembly scheme. The standard module has a width of 120 cm and a maximum of height of 12 m but different sizes can be produced according to need. The modules can be produced in different thickness (from 10 to 50 cm), shapes and heights. Thanks to the flexibility assured by the steel mesh, the Ecosism module performs different functions. Installed vertically with a double facing of insulating material-formwork, it acts like a load-bearing wall structure that performs a structural infill and thermal and acoustic insulating function. It set horizontally, with the insulation on the bottom face of the steel mesh only, the module acts as a ceiling slab to be cash on site. Ecosism has an ease of handling because the handling and installation of the system are facilitated by the light weight of the module. The cost of construction of a building is reduced compared to traditional systems and greater speed of construction ensures a faster return on investment. The Ecosism steel mesh can be curved, bent and shortened to follow the designer's creativity. The result assured by the Ecosism system is a monolithic reinforced concrete load-bearing structure, which besides guaranteeing a higher olad resistance than traditional structures secures it against natural calamities. As required under standard UNI EN 13163; 2003, the quality of the expanded polystyrene used as the base material in Ecosism modules is self extinguishing reaction to fire class E. Ecosism is compatible with all traditional building systems, the different types of commercially available finishes and all window and door frame systems. Ecosism system has been certified to ISO 9001: 2008 and also has CE certification. The Ecosism technical support system is at the designer's disposal and offers complete consultancy. 59

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White Inspiration new series of Resstende technical blinds

White Inspiration is the latest fabric collection in the Laylight product line inspired by the elegance, pureness and delicacy of the colour white. Technical fabrics for roller blinds that perfectly match the clean cut style the Laylight frames, a choice of nine shading and blackout fabrics, ideal to furnish any room with class. The White Inspiration collection was thought up with this objective : the choice of Laylight interior blinds is now even larger thanks to the addition of the new collection of exquisite fabrics, white in a variety of hues that perfectly blend with the unique style of the

Laylight frames to furnish your home with class and originality. The White Inspiration collection encompasses nine fabric variants, different patterns and textures to suit every taste, shading or blackout: apart from the strictly white tone, the fabrics all have in common an inimitable touch of class, lasting quality and the high technology that characterizes the Laylight product line. 100% Made In Italy, the fabrics of the new White Inspiration collection are exclusively manufactured for Resstende.

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and finally recycling/re-use of used furniture and scrap shows the company is commitment to "Talk Green, Walk Green." Godrej outlets pan across India with 490 exclusive showrooms in 45 cities operating through 500 dealers. It is one of the largest divisions of Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. which is a part of Godrej Group, one of India is largest engineering and consumer product groups. Established in 1897, the Godrej Group has made a tremendous growth. The founder of the group Ardeshir Godrej and his brother Pirojshah Godrej made their brand one of India's most trusted brands. Godrej Interio is India's premium furniture brand in both homes and institutional segments with a strong commitment to sustainability and centres of excellence in design, manufacturing and retail. The company aims to transform spaces with its smart furniture and create brighter homes and offices with products that have the highest design quotient that combines aesthetics, functionality and technology. Godrej Interio also pursues excellence with a special focus on health and ergonomics. Be it office, home or other specialised applications, it has the entire range under on roof. This major furniture brand cares for the environment and strongly advocates the policy of sustainability. To that end, all its products are manufactured with minimalistic effects on the environment, thus lessening the carbon footprint. Usage of eco-friendly materials, setting up of less polluting and consuming processes, eco-friendly packing and transportation,

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With 7 major companies with interest in real estate, FMCG, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security, agricare and many other field, the turnover of Godrej group's turnover crosses 3.3 billion dollars. The company has its presence in more than 60 countries and 26% of its business comes from overseas. Godrej group has one third of its portfolio revenues coming from good and/or green products and services. These products are environmentally superior or address a critical social issue (eg, health, sanitation disease prevention) for consumers at the bottom of the income pyramid. Godrej group is well aware of the problem of unemployment. Its goal is to train one million rural and urban youth in skilled employment to increase their wage earning potential. The company is committed to creating a greener India and is innovating for good and green products.


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Sistem Costruzioni celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Since the late 1970s, Sistem Costruzioni has thus completed thousands of successful projects, including bridges, houses, buildings, schools, churches, shopping malls, tourist resorts and installations for both private and large corporate customers, in Italy and abroad. The distinguishing characteristic of the Company from its very beginnings has been its “customer driven” method of operating. This translates into combining the basic product range, distinguished by a common denominator of excellence, with the ability to produce ad hoc structures specifically tailored to

match customer specifications. The company has managed to keep pace with the demands of large corporate customers. One of the most important of these is Ferrari Spa. For Sistem Costruzioni, the quality of products and raw materials is fundamental. The company uses only wood from sustainably managed forests with PEFC/FSC certification. Each beam and panel is then EC certified from the moment they arrive in the factory to the moment they are assembled on the construction site. Every year, Sistem Costruzioni invests in technological innovation with a view to improving there products, so as to guarantee the customers only the very best.

Sistem Costruzioni has four strategic organizational divisions : Ø Wooden Buildings and Homes: “ad-

hoc”structures specifically tailored to match customer specifications Ø Covering Systems and Major Structures: bridges, buildings, schools, churches, shopping malls, tourist resorts. Ø Restructuring and renovation: masonry work, technical systems and utility hookups for the supply of turnkey projects Ø Technologies and installations for important events 62

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Interior Design Courses by Kamla Poddar Group Kamla Poddar, Chairperson, KPG A very strong willed and multi faceted personality, Ms. Kamla Poddar has played a key role in transforming the higher education scenario in Rajasthan. Her contribution in the field of education is commendable. lighting, and space work together to meet the needs of a building's occupants.

Mrs. Kamla Poddar Director INIFD Jaipur Received the Primum Center Award 2012 by Famous Designer Ashley Rebello and Actress Mehak Chehal

The course work is an interdisciplinary approach integrated with concepts of material science and design skills. Students are encouraged to work on live projects in association with major consultant architects and interior design companies besides internship in industry. There is also scope and opportunity for students to develop self-written design projects. Workshops help students to produce textile design solutions for architecture or interior design applications. Kamla Poddar Group Under the guidance of Ms. Kamla Poddar, Chairperson (KPI) the group was established in 1999 in Jaipur, India. Right from the beginning the group aimed to reach new heights by introducing new techniques in the field of education.

The group has now entered into the 15th year; it offers programs in Design, Management, Information and Technology, Hospitality, Aviation and Tourism.

Mother designer Mrs. Kamla Poddar presented the creation of INIFD Jaipur Students at the Vancouver Fashion Week in Canada

Kamla Poddar Institutes (KPI), Jaipur, India is a renowned group in the field of skill based education. The institute offers a program on Interior Design. This program is offered to the aspirants as Professional, Advance and Specialized programs. The program draws upon many disciplines to enhance the function, safety, and aesthetics of interior spaces. The main concerns are with how different colors, textures, furniture,

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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS The group has many technical and Academic international collaboration in order to benefit its students. l Instituto di Moda Burgo, Milan, Italy l Lakme Fashion Week , India l Active Solutions Consulting Group, UK l Foreign Trade Development Centre, India 63

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Proge CAD 2013 professional is the perfect CAD tool in terms of price/performance for drafters, detailers, architects, engineers, technical advisors and almost anyone who works with DWG/DXF drawings. It is powered by the most intelli CAD engine and is affordable and powerful DWG CAD software fully compatible with windows 8. Proge CAD 2013 contains a number of new important features and enhancements to offer customers improved performance, stalsility and speed. It reads and writes DWG file format from v. 2.5 to 2014. It offers i CAD Lib blocks manager with over 22000 blocks, PDF import and export, toogle Earth, Publishing Extension, Express Tools, ACIS solid modelling, Photo realistic Rendering, PDF, DWF, JPG printing, Raster Image management, Raster to vector conversion, gradient hatch, Polygonal layout view ports, Etrack, Polar Tracking, Easy Arch parametric plugin for architects, customisation with VB, VBA, C++ and Lisp.

Anybody familiar with Auto CAD can immediately use proge CAD without any training proge CAD 2013 also provides a lot of exclusive tools to improve the productivity on project development. A one-year subscription based maintenance and support programme is available. It offers a variety of benefits to help customers get the most out of their proge CAD software. Hence upgrade costs can be cut down and more value can be received. Easy Arch, the automated building tool, designed to increase productivity in architectural and interior design and renovation, offers 2D parametric walls, windows doors, stairs, roof as well as a library of dynamic blocks to create personalised interior furnishings. Imperial measurement is also now supported.

Proge CAD's original format is DWG. This ensures unrivaled compatibility with Auto CAD without any need for file conversion. It lets the user export drawing files to any previous Auto CAD version from 2.5 right through Auto CAD 2014 both in DWG and DXF formats. The DWG drawings can be shared between proge CAD and Auto CAD without losing any critical information. 64

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The Rajasthan Small Industries Corporation Promoting SSI Units in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Small Industries is a multi-dimensional company incorporated in 1961 as an undertaking of Government of Rajasthan. In 1975 it was accorded the status a Public Limited. It plays a major role in promoting the handicrafts produced in the state. The corporation assists the craftsmen by providing them designs and facilities for the marketing of the products. It has various training and design research centres to enable the craftsmen keep pace with the latest trends in the market, in the face of constant competition. Its showroom chain Rajasthali is an exclusive sales outlet with branches throughout India. RSIC not only helps augment the income of the crafts persons, but also accords them their well-deserved recognition and honours them with various awards. Till the year 1996, 69 mastercraftsmen from Rajasthan have received National Award for their excellence in craftsmanship and contribution to the handicrafts field. RSIC supports export and import services from inland container depots situated at Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bhiwadi, Bhilwara and Air Cargo Complex at sanganer, Jaipur. At Air Cargo Complex, a bigger X-ray machine has been installed to provide better services to exporters. The handicrafts division of the corporation procures October -December 2013

handicrafts from registered artisans and markets them through Rajasthali outlets. Centralised purchase is made through Central Store division located at Head Office, Jaipur Items like RCC pipe, barbed wire, polythene bags, desert coolers, tent and tarpaulins and steel furniture can be purchased by government departments from RSIC without calling tenders. These items are supplied to government departments as per their demand through SSI units at the rates determined by the price fixation committee. RSIC invites tenders from permanently registered SSI units of the state for rate contract by issuing NIT in leading newspapers. Agreements are executed with the successful tenders for supply as per requirement from time to time in the rate contract period. RSIC is also supplying angle post to Forest Department for fencing using barbed wire. RSIC is also in the business of distribution of various products. It distributes polymer products through RMD, Jodhpur as consignment agency of Reliance. The corporation procures iron and steel material from SAIL and RIN and distributes to SSI units. It also procures coal from South Eastern Coal field Ltd, Bilaspur and distributes to the SSI units of the state. 65

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MADE EXPO 2013 Presented a Broad Range of Building Ideas and Innovative Technique After giving scintillating performance for four days from October 2-5, 2013 in Milano, Italy, MADE Expo 2013, the mega building and construction event in the sector, ended with a commendable success.

including 264 from overseas displayed wide range of products related to building industry, casings/doors and windows, interiors and finishes, energy and plants/software and hardware, cities and landscapes. The exhibitors displayed their products in hall No. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 10. The exhibition covered 65,470 sq m surface area.

MADE Expo 2013

Rush of Visitors from Home and Abroad Made the Expo Increasingly More International

presented a broad range of building ideas and innovative technologies, high-performance materials and cutting-edge equipment. It presented ideas to improve existing buildings as well as for new ones and to increase energy comport and the quality of interiors.

Thus MADE Expo 2013 represented an appointment dedicated to all those industry companies that wish to explore and take advantage of major opportunities of doing international business, unique chance for full immersion an international markets.

MADE Expo 2013 focused on crucial issues such as urban renewal, land and infrastructure care and maintenance, earthquake prevention and energy savings. It turned out as the ideal platform for bringing together the construction industry to discuss its priorities and put forward proposals and solutions.

During MADE Expo 2013 several meetings and show events were held convening industry specialists. Altogether 6 main events were staged, during the morning and afternoon of the 4 days, with a series of side theme workshops promoted by trade associations.

The entire construction and building world was at the very centre of MADE Expo 2013. 1,430 exhibitors

Each meeting took in-depth look at a macro theme detail with a packed programme of meetings, show


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The Machines Used in Construction Work was Under Focus at Made Expo 2013

events and debates focused on cutting-edge building technologies and the most innovative materials in the field of anti earthquake building and design, and the updating of existing buildings, the Forum on Technologies Construction confirmed itself as a precious accession of encounter for technicians, universities, professionals and producers. The high-profile exhibition and conference areas, with the very real international slant given to the event, turned MADE Expo 2013 into a fundamental appointment for professionals in the sector because the event has been successful in speaking to the whole system of companies, all world leaders in terms of quality and innovation. The cultural contribution at MADE Expo 2013 could be seen perfectly integrated with the commercial aspect of the exhibition and assets design planner and companies in dealing with new challenges, new regulations and new construction techniques. The expo also proved a great platform offering countless services dedicated to operators in the sector. MADE Expo 2013 marked the start of the biennale format of the event. The next appointment with this mega event would be in 2015. October -December 2013


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MARMOMACC 2013 Justified its Role for the Development of Italian Natural Stone System MARMOMAC returned to the Verona Exhibition Centre to give a scintillating performance again. It was to promote the excellence of Italian manufactu ring products abroad and inform the world about the design, culture and innovation related to the country's natural stone industry Verona is home to MARMOMACC, the leading event for the

promotion of "Made in Italy" natural stone and products thereof, on the global market. This 48th edition of the event presented every sector of the stone industry: from unprocessed to finished stones, machinery and accessories through to innovative design solution. This edition had an increasingly international focus on business confirming the central role of stone culture. Establishing once again its standing as world's leading trade fair, the 48th edition of MARMOMACC attracted more than 1,400 exhibitors from nearly 60 countries with new entries from Singapore, Slovenia and Ireland. There were 16 groups organised by the government as well as national agencies, with a return of Palestine and the debut of Tunisia. There were also present official trade delegations from 44 countries and buyers and specialist operators from about 30 countries. Twelve halls alongside all external areas in the show grounds remained occupied with exhibits. According to Ettore Riello, President of VeronaFiere, MARMOMACC has been playing an important role in the growth of Italian exports. He said "The natural stone field saw Italian exports grow in 2012 by almost 10 per cent amounting to more than 1.7 billion euros. This positive trend also continued in the first half of this year, which closed at +7.3 per cent amounting to 896 million euros. This is why an international exhibition such as MARMOMACC is fundamental for the development of foreign business for our companies, which are perceived all around the world as for their a non-relocatable excellence." In MARMOMACC 2013, along with traditional markets like US, Canada and UK for finished stone products, target countries which remained under focus were Russia, Central America, China and South East Asia. As regards machinery and technology, on the other hand, the Gulf Region, North Africa, Central America, Russia and Iran were under spotlight.

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One of the reasons for the success of MARMOMACC 2013 lies in the decision to combine business with design and product culture thereby also turning the event into one of the most important occasions for comparison, innovation and training for companies and professionals working with stone. Since design is acknowledged as a universal added value for Italian

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FAIR REVIEW production, MARMOMAC 2013 consequently decided to focus on this subject. One of the exhibition halls at MARMOMACC 2013 was dedicated to culture-inside MARMOMACC with an impressive programme of conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and installations exploring the creative use of natural stone. Numerous other initiatives like Marmomacc & Design and its Fluid Stone product had about 30 designers in communicating the expressive potential of marble through modern media tools, while Bathing in Light was an exhibition presenting Turkish stone set against water and light. The other features such as the International stone Architecture Award, Marble Forum, the Best Communicator Award, Marmomacc Lab and Marmomacc & City were the major highlights of MARMOMACC 2013. The International Award Architecture in Stone is a biennial event held to celebrate the best architectural projects involving the use of stone materials. The other award, "Best Communicator Award", the 7the edition in a row, was also announced during MARMOMACC 2013. Conceived as a way to highlight the importance of exhibition spaces as an effective means of communication for natural stone, this award was open to all exhibitors attending the fair. MARMOMACC 2013 truly justified its reputation as the greatest showcase in its class and the best meeting place for exhibitors and buyers. It successfully qualified its role for the development of the Italian natural stone system.

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THE HOME SHOW 9-11 December, 2013

Oman’s housing sector has never had it so good. Liberalised housing regulations, affordable and competitive home loans, and the zoning of new areas for residential development, underscore an industry that is surging ahead. Underpinning this unprecedented growth is the strength of the Omani economy, which continues to fuel robust optimism in the future of the property and residential market.

The Home Show 2013 takes place against this upbeat backdrop, providing exhibitors, participants and visitors alike with the unique platform to tap into the groundswell of opportunities associated with this burgeoning industry. Building on the success of previous editions of the hugely popular trade fair, this year’s Home Show encompasses all facets of the home ownership, property and interiors market. With industry leaders spanning property development, finance, interior designing, furniture and furnishings, home innovation, and so on, the 2013 edition of The Home Show will be an all-inclusive, one-stop showcase dedicated to enhancing the home ownership experience.

Benefits of Visiting The Home Show 2013 Ø See all the latest products and equipment







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related to home construction, home renovation, and home interior design. Meet local and international exhibitors showcasing a wide range of products for building anyone’s dream home. Closely interact with manufacturers and suppliers of building materials and network with industry professionals. Check out new products from many countries worldwide and be updated on latest developments in interior design. Get information on residential projects related to affordable housing as well as prestigious properties. Source all your project requirements from local and international companies taking part in the exhibition. October -December 2013



EVENTS (2013 -14) MEDTEC India 03 - 04 October 2013 The Lalit, Hall: Majestic 1 & 2, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai T.: +91 (022) 61727001 / 022 61727272 Architecture Building Construction Expo & Conferences Hyderabad 11 - 13 October 2013 C-84, Industrial Area- VII, Mohali (Chandigarh)-160055,India. Ph.: +91-172-2274801-02, 4699 301-02 Mob.: +91-98142 11848 Fax: +91-172-4699303 Inside Outside Megashow-Ahmedabad 25 - 27 October 2013 101 & 102 Regent Chambers, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Tel: +91-022-40947100 Fax: +(91)-(22)-22882540 CWIEME India 14 - 16 November, 2013 Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru, India Tel: +44 (0) 20 3033 2270 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7728 2201 Mob: +44 (0) 7545523059

Index Kitchen & Appliances-Mumbai 14 - 17 November 2013 C-14 & C-15, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai T.: (+91)-22-26594000, 26590004 Indarch-Mumbai 14 - 17 November 2013 401, Sanskriti Park, Commercial Block, 50B, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400093 (India) Phone : 91-22-28302870/28302871 Fax : 91-22-28216140 Product Design Days 21 - 22 November 2013 Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India Mobile: +91 96000 75911 China Products 26 - 28 November 2013 309, Parvati Premises, Sun Mill Complex, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai - 400013 Tel: 91-22-40376700-30, 2494 4672/73 Fax: 91-22-2496 2297 Email: China Sourcing Fairs 12 - 14 December 2013 Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Tel: (852) 8199-7308 E-mail:

Mob.: 9555230860 TEL : (+91) 1126224721/22/23/24 EMAIL : EPC World Awards 14 - 14 December 2013 Venue to be announced, New Delhi, India Mob.: +91-98701 45445 Email: India Art Festival 19 - 22 December 2013 Kalavishkar 14, Ruby House, 3rd Floor, L.J. Road, Opp, Shitaladevi Temple, Mahim, Mumbai 400016. PH : +91 22 65665111 M: +91 99694 25202, 91 98207 37692 Email: Inside Outside Megashow-Jaipur 27 - 29 December 2013 Birla Auditorium, Jaipur, India Tel: +91-022-40947100 Fax: +(91)-(22)-22882540 BUILD INTEC 21 - 24 February, 2014 CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore, India Ph.: +91 422 2222396 Fax: +91 422 2222131 E-mail:

Index Design Mumbai 14 - 17 November 2013 MMRDA Exhibition Center Mumbai, India T- +91-22-28302870, 28302871 E-mail:

Zak Doors & Windows Expo 12 - 15 December, 2013 MMRDA Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India Mob.: +91-98840 36652

iBART EXPO 26 - 28 February 2014 Gujarat University Exhibition Hall, Ahmedabad, India Tel: +(44)-(2032)-395572 Fax: +(44)-(1538)-398987

Index Office-Mumbai 14 - 17 November 2013 T.: +91 22 28302870, 22 8216140 401, Sanskriti Park, Commercial Block 50B, Mahakali Caves Road, Andherri East, Mumbai 400 - 093, India

Futurex 13 - 15 December, 2013 Interior & Exterior Expo 102,107, 1st FLOOR, VARDHMAN PLAZA 8, LSC, OMAXE HOUSE, KALKAJI , 110019, NEW DELHI.

India Hotel Show 10 - 12 July, 2014 Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India Tel. +972-3-9727-591, Fax. +972-3-9727-591 Email:

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Architecture & Interiors Panorama at International Events

Worldbex, Manila, Philippines

Xiamen Fair, Xiamen, China


Buildmat,Coimbatore, India

Delhi Build, New Delhi, India

Hardware Show, Jaipur,India

ISM, Jaipur, India

Marble, Izmir, Turkey




Natural Stone, Istanbul,Turkey

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Made Expo, Milan, Italy

Marmomacc, Verona, Italy

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Aalishan Carpets Mr. Dinesh Srivastava Contact No- 9822268259 , 9158453999 Add-238, Narayan Peth Ascent Chambers , Shop No.3 Off Garud Ganpati, Pune - 411030

Mr. Atul Patel (pro.) Bhagya Laxmi Industrial Area, Bhav nagar Road, Near Standard Agro, Behind Mahesh Timber Mart, Rajkot, Gujarat-360003, India Email: Contact: 281-2385771, Mob.: +91-98790 24210

Adinath TEX-CHEM Ltd.

Axiom Ceramic (P) Ltd.

Mr. Sunil Jaiswal (General Manager) 247/2, 9-30, GIDC Pandesara Surat - 394221, Gujarat, India Email:

Mr. Nilesh Patel (Owner) Ahead Amtigue Granito, Kaghelipur Main Road, 8-A, Natianal highway, Morvi - 363642, Gujarat, India Contact : +91-99789 70608, 97277 51600 Email:

ATLAS ADHESIVES We Join Anything Anywere, Anytime

D-13, Site - B, Surajpur Industrial Area, Greater Noida,Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi-201306 Ph. No: +91-120-2560596, Fax: +91-11-29211335 Mobile: +91-9716111196 ,9716111192 Email Address:,,

Aher Engineering Works Mr. Nanaji Khairnar M-14, Behind Simence, MIDC, Ambad Nashik - 422009, Maharashtra , India Mobile:+(91)-9822079055 Telephone: +(91)-(253)-6603853 Website:

Bhumi Corporation - Morbi Mr. M.B. Purohit Opposite sun-ORA Ceramie, NH-8, Kandla Highaway, Morbi-363641, Gujarat, India Email: Contact: 282-2251247, Mob.: 09898033545

Century Quartz Block No. 212, Nr. Sabar Dairy, Talod Road, At & Post : Gadhoda, Himatnagar – 383001 Gujarat Phone :02772-226161 / 226454 /55, Fax :02772-226457 Email Web

Anika International Pvt. Limited

Crown Craft India Pvt. Ltd.

F-402, 4th Floor, Ras Vilas Mall, Plot No. D-1, District Center, Saket,New Delhi 110 017 Phone :91-11-4728 9900 (30 Lines) Fax :91-11-47289936 / 47289939 Email :, Web :

Mr. bharat Agrawal F-670, Road No. 9F2, V.K.I. Area Jaipur 302013, India E-mail:

Apana Roofing Mr. Vijay Agarwal

Plot No.-97/98, Akera Dungar Road No.-18 VKI Extension Jaipur-302013 Tel- 0141-2461530, Mob.-+91-98871 11157 Email-


Ambika Metal Works

Gubbi Pavers & Tiles Shop No.1, Opp. Everest Masala Company, Nr. Hometown, Surya Nagar,L.B.S. Marg, Vikhroli (W), Mumbai Phone :022- 25793990/ 32545067/ 25792048 Email :,, Web

Arihant Wire Cloth company

Jai Plast Industries

Mr. P.C. Jain 103 B, Doctors Colony, Ajmer Road, Jaipur 302006, Rajasthan, India Email : Contact - 0141-2355854, Mob.: +91-9314517087

A- 60, Sri Ram Estate, Sardar Patel Ring Road Odhav, Ahmedabad 380001Gujarat, India Mob.: +91-9377827404 E-mail:

Jaycee Polychromatics Kottayam

Elite Building material

Parampuzha, Perumbaikad, Kottayam Keral, India Tel.: 0481-2781060, 2791050 Mob.: +91-9447091050 E-mail: Web.:

2190 Shasta Way Unit C Simi Valley, CA 93065 Phone :(805) 578-0333 Fax :(805) 579-9057 Email,

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Shayona Aluminium Surat

Jindal Steel & Power

Mr. Kanti Bhai No.-78, Ramnagar Opposit Gajera School Katargam, near Rashi Circle , Surat - 395003 Gujarat, India Contact:- 097250 62626 / +91-98254 62626 Email:

Jindal Centre, 12, Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110 066, INDIA Phone : 91 11 26188340-50 Fax : 91 11 26161271 Email : Web :

(Kamal Electrical)

Sambhav Natural Stones

Deals In : All Electric Goods

D-17, Shri Path, Gokul Vatika Jawahar Circle, JLN Marg, Jaipur-302018, Rajasthan INDIA. Phone : 91-141-4014381 ,+91-99281-55099 Fax : 91-141-4014381 Email :, Web :

Cables Limited Jis Pe Desh kare Bharosa PSP Wires & Cables Kailash Sharma

+91- 92140 77133, 94136 77133 2A, Tagore Nagar, Ajmer Road, D.C.M., Jaipur (Raj.) • Email :

Mahar Interio

MI Mahar Interio

Mr. Jaidev Ramsingh (Proprietor) No. 887, B. M. K. Compound, Kranti Nagar, Behind Dutt Mandir, Bail Bazar, Kurla West, Mumbai - 400 070, Maharashtra, India Mobile No- +(91)-9323222241, 09768883361 E-mail: maharinterio@gmail.com5

MYK Schomburg India Pvt Ltd. 8-2-703/A, 3rd FloorLeela Gopal Towers, Rd No: 12 Banjara Hills Hyderabad – 500 034 Phone :91 40 3040 0000,9392127282 Fax :91 40 3040 0099 Email Web

Pratibha industries Universal Majestic,13th & 14th Floor, P. L. Lokhande Marg,Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road,Opp. RBK International School, Govandi, Mumbai - 400 043, Maharashtra, India. Phone : 91 - 22 - 39559999 Email : Web :

Rinac India NO.-5, SARASWATHI NIVAS, ULSOOR, BANGALORE -560008, KARNATAKA Phone : 08025542998/41132998 Fax : 8025511750.00 Email :

Harshad Fabricators, Vadodara Mr. Babu Bhai Panchal (Director) No. 922/7, G. I. D. C., Makarpura Vadodara - 390 010, Gujarat, India Mobile: +(91)-9428167554, +(91)-9879752561 Telephone: +(91)-(265)-2634896 E-mail:

Shiv Shakti Paints - Ahmedabad Mr. Kalpesh Patel 69, Balaji Estate, B/H Many Hotel, Jsanpur Ahmedabad - 382443, Gujarat, India Email: Contact: - 09825443212 October -December 2013

Shah Industrial Products


Mr. Chinan Shah Shop No. - 62, Amidhara Complex, N.H. No. - 8 Near CNG Gas Station, Char Rasta GIDC. Vapi - 396195, Gujrat, India Mobile: +(91)-9824506011 E-mail: Website:

Shree Associates ,Sai Samarth, Baranpura Naka, Laheripura New Road, Vadodara-390 001.Gujarat. Phone :(O) 0265 - 2417494 ,98240 56295 Fax : (O) 0265 - 2426495 Email, Web :

Stg Heating Hirji Baug, Off T J Road, Opposite Sunder Tower, Sewree West, Behind Balmer Laurie & Company, Sewri, Mumbai, - 400015 Telefax : 022 - 24184009 Email : Web :

SUN N Sand Exim india (P) Ltd. Mr. Pankaj Goyal (Director) No. 3420, 1st floor, Street-1, Reghst pura, Karol Bagh New Delhi-110005, India Tel.: 011-47463729, Mob.: +91-96540 58693 E-mail:

Steamers India Survey No. 55, Plot No. 512, Lane No. 14 Bhagyodya Nagar, Abdul Kalam Chowk, Near Hans Kutti Ashram, Kondwa Pune - 411048, India Tel.: 20-26832078, 32345228, Mob.: +91-9822269769 E-mail:

THE KITCHEN DECOR Mr. Rajesh Mistry/Mr. Hiren Mistry c-120/116 Vallabh Park, Atma Tyoti Asharm Road, Subhankar Vadodara-390023, Gujrat, India Tel.: 265-2393128, Mob.: +91-982250 73758 E-mail:


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INDIA’S POPULAR BUILDERS LIST Builder: Ahuja CEO / MD: CEO Phone: +91-22-66285000 Company URL: State: Maharashtra Country: India Operates in cities: Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Andheri, Thane, Mumbai Suburbs Builder: Ajmera CEO / MD: CEO Co. URL: State: Maharashtra Country: India Operates in cities: Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Andheri, Thane, Mumbai Suburbs Builder: Amann CEO / MD: CEO Phone: 9884206945 Company URL: State: Tamil Nadu Country: India Operates in cities: Chennai and adjoining areas Builder: Arihant Universal CEO / MD: CEO Phone: 9867200042,9892509413 Company URL: State: Maharashtra Country: India Operates in cities: Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Andheri, Thane, Mumbai Suburbs Builder: B Raheja Builders CEO / MD: CEO Phone: +91 22 66681122 / 66681123 State: Maharashtra Country: India Operates in cities: Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Andheri, Thane, Mumbai Suburbs Builder: Bhumi Raj CEO / MD: CEO Phone: +91-22-6791 2401 Company URL: State: Maharashtra


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